The Elementary School Subjects Volume 1

The Elementary School Subjects Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... is forcing upon them a training that their nervous and muscular systems are not yet adapted to take. The strain will be lightened, if the teacher keeps the writing large, and especially if she keeps the amount of it within reasonable limits. Moreover, too much should not be attempted at one time. A short teaching exercise in which one point is emphasized followed by practice on that point is better than lengthy instruction on several points with little practice, or all practice and no instruction. The practice will show to the teacher whether or not instruction has been understood. At times a point must be taught again. It is often well to have the class imitate the teacher as he makes a letter or illustrates a position or movement. At other times, John and Mary may step to the board and practice until improvement or grasp of the idea is evident. At other times, an entire row may work at the board. Under sympathetic instruction that is brief, pointed, individual, and optimistic, a class is bound to be happy at its work, and to improve. While in many important particulars there is no disagreement among directors of penmanship teaching, in other particulars there is a very decided difference of opinion and of practice. For instance, there appears to be no common custom in beginning the use of pen and ink. Some prefer to have pupils use these the first day of school, others would delay until the third or fourth year. Probably the growing custom is to introduce them during the second year. The exact time is doubtless not so important as the way in which penmanship is taught. A large penholder, a large pen with round point, practice in making large letters, and short periods of writing, will reduce the causes of weariness that lead to...
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912160
  • 9781236912169